African Perspectives on Colonialism

Author: A. Adu Boahen
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780801839313
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"Contradict[s] the extraordinary myth that Africa 'has no history.' Boahen is one of the pioneers in the school of African historiography." -- Times Literary Supplement

African Perspectives on European Colonialism

Author: A. Adu Boahen
ISBN: 9780966020144
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One of the pioneers of 20th-century African history examines the perceptions and responses of Africans to European colonialism of the late 19th and early 20th century. This edition of Boahen's text, originally published in 1989, is contextualized in a new foreword by Lonsdale, updating some of Boahen's findings and interpretations.

Africa since 1940

Author: Frederick Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107651344
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Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

Central American Biodiversity

Author: Falk Huettmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493922084
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book highlights key results and lessons learnt from two field sites, La Suerte in Costa Rica and Ometepe Nicaragua. It provides long term data on species abundance and distribution. Primates receive specific attention in this book, as they are flagship species and good indicators for the “health” of an ecosystem, but as well a money maker. Many primate species are sensitive to habitat alteration, and are often hunted out first. But they play an important role as seed dispersal agents for the regeneration of the forest. The book then compares results from the two field sites with regional trends, and explores potential solutions such as REDD+. This book strongly calls for new approaches in conservation, it makes the case for looking beyond the pure species biology and classic conservation angle and to take into account the economic and political realities.

Managing Motherhood Managing Risk

Author: Denise Allen
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472030272
Format: PDF
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Africa and the West From colonialism to independence 1875 to the present

Author: William H. Worger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195373138
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Africa and the West presents a fascinating array of primary sources to engage readers in the history of Africa's long and troubled relationship with the West. Many of the sources have not previously appeared in print, or in books readily available to students. Volume 2 picks up on the theme of conquest and covers the implementation of colonial rule, education, labor, nationalist movements, the world wars, decolonization, and independence. These documents include a German school examination for African children, the Natives Land Act from South Africa, a report on the impact of colonialism on women from the founder of the Women's League of the African National Congress, and Nelson Mandela's presidential address "No Easy Walk to Freedom."

Key Events in African History

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313233
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes major events in African history, from ancient times through the twentieth-century, discussing each event's historical significance, social and geographical context, and its long-term impact.

Native Sons

Author: Gregory Mann
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822387816
Format: PDF
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For much of the twentieth century, France recruited colonial subjects from sub-Saharan Africa to serve in its military, sending West African soldiers to fight its battles in Europe, Southeast Asia, and North Africa. In this exemplary contribution to the “new imperial history,” Gregory Mann argues that this shared military experience between France and Africa was fundamental not only to their colonial relationship but also to the reconfiguration of that relationship in the postcolonial era. Mann explains that in the early twenty-first century, among Africans in France and Africa, and particularly in Mali—where Mann conducted his research—the belief that France has not adequately recognized and compensated the African veterans of its wars is widely held and frequently invoked. It continues to animate the political relationship between France and Africa, especially debates about African immigration to France. Focusing on the period between World War I and 1968, Mann draws on archival research and extensive interviews with surviving Malian veterans of French wars to explore the experiences of the African soldiers. He describes the effects their long absences and infrequent homecomings had on these men and their communities, he considers the veterans’ status within contemporary Malian society, and he examines their efforts to claim recognition and pensions from France. Mann contends that Mali is as much a postslavery society as it is a postcolonial one, and that specific ideas about reciprocity, mutual obligation, and uneven exchange that had developed during the era of slavery remain influential today, informing Malians’ conviction that France owes them a “blood debt” for the military service of African soldiers in French wars.